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Temporary McKinley Ave. closure needed for new building

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POSTED June 19, 2017 1:30 a.m.

A 622,000 square-foot warehouse is going in along Louise Avenue. 

And as part of the agreement with the developer, the installation of a sanitary sewer line will lead to a temporary road closure on McKinley Avenue and where the road intersects with Louise Avenue. 

The Lathrop City Council will decide on tonight whether to approve the temporary closure to allow Teicheirt Construction to install a gravity sewer beneath the roadway serving the project. The Lathrop City Council meets tonight at Lathrop City Hall – located at 390 Towne Centre Drive – at 7 p.m. 

According to the staff report, city staff is requesting the following road closures:

uA temporary closure on McKinley Avenue beginning on June 26 and lasting eight days. Only local traffic will be let through the closure point, and all through traffic will be required to find an alternative route. 

uA temporary closure of the intersection of McKinley and Louise avenues beginning on July 7. That particular closure would last three days and only impede traffic at night from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning. 

Lathrop city staff will coordinate with residents, local business, the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District, Lathrop Police Services and the City of Manteca to advertise the closures, and will present information regarding the closure on its websites and on signs throughout the area. 

And it’s not the first time that McKinley Avenue has been closed to allow for construction related to commercial and industrial development in the area. 

In 2013 the Lathrop City Council authorized a road closure in front of the California Natural Products plant to allow for improvements at the facility, and authorize an additional lane closure for a week to allow for the upgrades to be installed. 

The road was also closed in November of 2014 for roadway construction, and earlier this year when Union Pacific replaced the railroad crossing at the McKinley intersection and three other points around Lathrop. 

The project, which is being paid for by Dermody Properties under an encroachment permit, will extend the sanitary sewer line to include that portion of Louise Avenue as well as McKinley Avenue. 

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